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 © Thierry Spitzer

© Thierry Spitzer

David Douglas Duncan, a 20th century perspective

A film by Thierry Spitzer
In the presence of David Douglas Duncan

To celebrate his 100th birthday with him, the Musée de l’Elysée is delighted to welcome the great photographer David Douglas Duncan, famous for his photographs of Picasso, Russia and wars throughout the world. A major tribute is paid to him with his presence and a film about him directed by Thierry


Prix Elysée

With the support of Parmigiani Fleurier

Selected by the Musée de l’Elysée from among over 400 candidates from all over the world, the eight nominees for the second Prix Elysée will be revealed at the Nuit des images. In a preview showing, Martin Kollar, winner of the inaugural prize, takes us behind the scenes of his project Provisional Arrangement, which will be on view at the Musée de l’Elysée starting in September 2016.

 © ECAL/Maximilien Pellegrini

© ECAL/Maximilien Pellegrini

The museum’s collections in 30 works

Under the supervision of Marius Aeberli, professor at ECAL, students from the Visual Communication Department reinterpreted a selection of 30 iconic works from the Musée de l’Elysée’s collections to compose an original screening.

Carte blanche: ECAL

 © Suzi Pilet/ADSP

© Suzi Pilet/ADSP

Hommage to Suzi Pilet

Proposed by Sylvain Frei et Caroline Recher

In 2016, the Lausanne photographer Suzi Pilet will turn 100. This homage, which brings together around one hundred pictures from archives deposited at the Musée de l’Elysée, reveals the multiple facets – portraits, landscapes, photomontages and dreamscapes – of this independent and endearing woman who is also an amateur poet.


 © Christian Marclay, Courtesy the artist and White Cube London

© Christian Marclay, Courtesy the artist and White Cube London

Screenplay & Fade to Slide

Christian Marclay/ensemBle baBel

The ensemBle baBel has been working with Christian Marclay since 2012. For the Nuit des images, baBel is performing two of its video scores, Screen Play (2005) and, for the first time in Switzerland, Fade to Slide (2012). These visual presentations, created from short cinematic sequences from different eras, inspire and prompt the music.

For the occasion, baBel presents its first vinyl record devoted to Christian Marclay’s compositions with an illustration by Francis Baudevin.

Preview, drinks and record signing: 19h – On Print